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Iíve always wondered: do nuclear tests affect tectonic plates and cause earthquakes or volcanic eruptions?


November 7, 2017
By Jane Cunneen

Apart from escalating global fears about conflict, North Koreaís recent nuclear tests have raised questions about geological events caused by underground explosions. Some media reports suggest the tests triggered earthquakes in South Korea. Others report the explosions may trigger a volcanic eruption at Paektu Mountain, about 100km from the test site.
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